Monday, September 16, 2013

Sticky Apple Butter Buns

Going to be a beautiful day out there today.  Temps in the 60's so would be a great day to heat up the oven and make the house smell like a home.  I'll be spending some of my day peeling apples (see quite a few of those ahead of me).  I'm not complaining though.  I really enjoy canning because I can see my bounty when I am done and benefit from it all winter.

Here is another great apple recipe for you today. You can use my apple butter recipe.

1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
2 tbs. butter, melted
1/3 cup raisins (optional)

2 tbs. soft butter
4 tbs. apple butter (substitute apple sauce if you don't have apple butter)
1/4 cup brown sugar

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 tbs. cold butter
1 grated apple
2/3 cup cold milk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease 12 muffin tins and set aside.

Combine the honey, brown sugar and melted butter. Mix together until well blended. Place an equal amount into the bottom of each muffin tin. It should work out to about 2 teaspoons in each. For raisin lovers, sprinkle the 1/3 cup of raisins equally into each muffin tin; set aside.

Make the filling for the biscuits by adding the 2 tablespoons of soft butter, 4 tablespoons of apple butter,  and 1/4 cup of packed brown sugar  into a small bowl and mix together; set aside.

To make the biscuits make sure the butter is cold. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together and stir with a whisk.

Using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until it becomes small pea size chunks.

Grate the apple, peel and all. Add the apple to the mixture. Add in the milk. Mix together until the dough comes to a ball.

Pour out onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until it all comes together. Roll dough out to a 10 x 8 inch rectangle. Spread out the filling on top. Roll the dough, starting on the long side. Like a jelly roll. Cut into 12 pieces (Cut in half, then half into half, etc. so you have an 12 pieces).

Place the slices into the muffin tins. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 1 minute then remove from tin. Serve warm. Don’t let the biscuits sit in the pan for too long, or they will stick. Rolls look best when turned upside down to serve.

Variation - I'm not putting in raisins.  I'm putting in walnuts instead.  You could use pecan also.  If you don't have whole wheat flour you can use all white flour. The whole wheat makes it a little healthier.  

Have a super Monday.  Be happy and may God bless you and yours.   

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